Avedis Seferian

President & CEO

Avedis H. Seferian joined WRAP in 2004 and became its President and CEO in 2012. He has extensive knowledge of social responsibility issues within the highly complex worldwide supply chains of the apparel, textile and footwear sectors. A recognized expert in the area of social compliance and responsible sourcing, he often speaks on topics in this field at different forums around the world, and has contributed to many leading trade publications and news outlets. Mr. Seferian serves on the Board of Advisors of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, as well as the Stakeholder Board for the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors.

Mr. Seferian began his career working for a business research and development organization before migrating over to legal research. Prior to joining WRAP, he was with a small law firm in Washington, DC. Mr. Seferian has also taught in various capacities in the business and legal arenas. He speaks five languages and holds three degrees from three separate continents – a Bachelor’s in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University in India; an MBA from the American University of Armenia; and a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center in the United States, where he was a Law Fellow and made the Dean’s List.

Mr. Seferian is a member of the American Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar. He resides in Fairfax, Virginia with his wife and 2 sons.


August 23, 2016
“Protecting your Name: How Social Compliance Secures Your Business Reputation”
2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
August 21, 2017
Increasing Importance of Social Compliance in an Era of Uncertainty
2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
May 21, 2018
How Responsible Sourcing Applies To You
03:30 PM  -  04:15 PM
August 20, 2018
How Responsible Sourcing Impacts Your Bottom Line
11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
May 28, 2019
How Responsible Sourcing Impacts Your Bottom Line
Miami Main Stage
13:15  -  14:00
August 20, 2019
How Social Compliance Boosts Business Competitiveness
Main Stage
11:45  -  12:30
May 27, 2020
Responsible Sourcing in the Post-Pandemic World
02:00 PM  -  03:00 PM
October 27, 2020
Symphonization: The True Path to Harmonious Supply Chain Social Compliance Management
11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ET
May 26, 2021
Expanding Due Diligence Requirements for Responsible Supply Chains
02:30 PM EST
September 15, 2021
Perspectives on Social Compliance: Buyer, Manufacturer and Program Viewpoints.
01:30 PM ET
November 8, 2022
The Evolving Legislative Landscape: Are you Ready for Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence (mHRDD) Laws?
11:00 AM EST  -  12:00 PM EST
August 21, 2023
Avoiding Audit Fatigue in an Era of Enhanced Social Compliance Scrutiny
12:00 PM EST  -  1:00 PM EST